Lasso Moon pioneer a classic alternative-rock sound for contemporary audiences after becoming the product of merging Liverpool based bands, Broken Men and Sankofa. They hit us with their storming track ‘Kimota Codeine’ at the end of January and it promises big things for the newly formed band.
Drawing influence from the likes of Sonic Youth and Pixies, Lasso Moon employ a minimalist sound with powerful vocals to create a sense of honesty in their music. The new single is accompanied by a homemade, yet very professional looking video inspired by cult director, Jim Jarmusch.
With elements of hard rock, grunge and punk all mixed within their sound, it is hard to pin down Lasso Moon into a genre-defining box, but this only goes to prove their distinctive style. Always trying to say something real with their music, ‘Kimota Codeine’ explores themes of transformation in relation to the drug and how it can numb the stresses of modern life. These ideas are reflected in the video with front-man Bobby Westhead aimlessly searching for a distraction, putting across the idea that no one gives their time to art now because of the diversion of the internet.
‘Kimota Codeine’ was engineered and co-produced by James Mellor at The Motor Museum Liverpool, where artists such as Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg have also recorded their music.
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